Jonathan and Mary Ann (née Raisbeck) Town arrived on the James Brown in January 1853 with their 11 year old son Samuel. Mary's age was given as 37 and Jonathan's as 36. Jonathan became a farmer at Freshwater Creek.
Jonathan died on 18 December 1886 aged 71. Mary Ann died on 21 February 1880 aged 65. They are buried together in the Methodist section of the Mount Duneed Cemetery. He signed his will with a cross probably because he was illiterate. Jonathan left an estate of £115/7/11 personal property to his son Samuel.
Samuel, who became a state school teacher, was born in Ovenden, Yorkshire, England. He married Janet Armstrong Harkness, daughter of John and Janet (née Armstrong) Harkness. Their children were:
Lillie Allen Town — born 1874
Jonathan Raisbeck Town — born 1876
Jessie Armstrong Town — born 1877
Samuel Town — born 1880
Samuel died on 4 September 1903 and was buried at the Bendigo Cemetery. Janet was buried with him on 13 October 1929.